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Waiting on Wednesday: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Ink is Thicker than Water by Amy Spalding

Expected Release Date: December 3, 2013

For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.

But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.

It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.

(summary via Goodreads)

This one looks pretty cute.  It’s got all the makings of a quirky little story, including the overtly quirky family of the protagonist.  There’s also a lot of stuff here that could make for some good exploration of what it means to grow up, so if it’s executed well, the book may end up having some heft to it.  Either way, the book should be a fun, lighter read right at the end of the year.

What are you waiting on this week?

One thought on “Waiting on Wednesday: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

  1. It does sound cute. I don’t read much that Entangled put out, but I’ll keep an eye out for this one. I’m just a little worried that it’ll become 90% about the controlling college boyfriend, not family or Kelly’s journey. 😦

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